At the risk of becoming annoyingly repetitive, I just can't say this enough. Shopping at a Japanese grocery store does not have to be a checkbook-blowing horror story! So many of us military spouses get pounded with the "that country is so expensive" mantra before even moving to Japan; we take it as undeniable truth and don't even think to go anywhere besides the Commissary to buy food. Sometimes this is absolutely true ($30 for a watermelon, anyone? Saw that one this week). Other times, the deals at Japanese grocery stores, whether it's a end-of-the-day sale or an item that is in season, knock the prices down to a Commissary-competitive level. Add in the superior quality and freshness from a Japanese grocery store, and the Commissary can be blown completely out of the water.
Below is one of my recent grocery store purchases.
|Clockwise from top left: Bag of onions, bundle of baby asparagus, two packages of garden tomatoes, a package of sprouts, a package of tofu, a garlic, a box of chocolate almonds, and a leafy stick of celery.|
-The Tofu Fox
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